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Twenty-seven years. 56,000 leaders. Millions of kids. That's a lot of students, and a lot of people working in and out of the classroom to expand educational opportunities in America. And everyone's got a story. Here is the place to share them. Email us if you have a story to share.

 

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One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
May 17, 2018
Camps for Navajo youth, art classes for distressed undocumented families, and sex education via phones. Meet the finalists for Teach For America's 2018 Social Innovation Awards.
Education & Issues
By Jessica Fregni
May 15, 2018
Meet the alum who's channeled his passion into a career in law and scored a major victory for students in an Alabama school-desegregation case.
Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 11, 2018
We’ve stopped saying “achievement gap” when referring to the difference in academic performance between students from low-income communities and those from affluent areas—and here’s why you should, too.
One Day
May 9, 2018
In L.A., an innovative mentorship program is helping first-generation college students jump the early hurdles.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
May 4, 2018
We’re honoring TFA alumni from the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities who are working to expand opportunities for all children.
Students & Communities
By Ernesto Godinez
April 27, 2018
A participant in TFA’s Impact: Spring Break program—and 2019 corps member—explains how he was inspired to dedicate himself to working for educational equity.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
April 25, 2018
From wildfires to royal weddings—she does it all without skipping a beat (or tweet).
Students & Communities
April 18, 2018
The alum-led Pizza Poetry Project is a delicious celebration of National Poetry Month, youth voice, and the vibrant youth literary community in New Orleans.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 17, 2018
These alumni and global network leaders were named to the inaugural Obama Foundation Fellowship for their powerful work creating pathways of opportunity to improve our communities.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
April 9, 2018
The unique connections between students and Teach For America corps members that endure to this day.
Students & Communities
By Theresa Kennelly Mooney
April 6, 2018
Founded by Teach For America alumni, Gardeneers is aiming to give underserved Chicago students access to gardening experiences while teaching them about healthy eating and becoming active community members.
One Day
By Paula Ann Solis
March 30, 2018
Five alums in local government tell all about their cities (and one tiny town).
Students & Communities
By Theresa Kennelly Mooney
March 22, 2018
An alumni-led nonprofit, the South Ward Children’s Alliance, is the recipient of a U.S. Department of Education Promise Neighborhood $30 million grant.
Students & Communities
By Laura Zingg
March 19, 2018
Samantha Lurie (St. Louis ’08) launched the Show Me Costa Rica program to give her 9th graders an opportunity to see the world. Now in its sixth year, the program is spreading to other nearby St. Louis schools.
One Day
March 14, 2018
Apply to be part of a fellowship that prepares school leaders for the places that most need them.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 14, 2018
This Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating organizations founded by TFA alumni that are working to encourage the next generation of girls.
Students & Communities
By Elisa Villanueva Beard
March 14, 2018
Since launching in 1993, AmeriCorps has been essential to Teach For America’s work to develop leaders for educational equity and excellence and help drive progress for students in communities across the country.
Education & Issues
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 12, 2018
Each year over 80,000 AmeriCorps volunteers gain exposure to opportunities that build stronger communities—and often lead them to choose lifelong careers with impact. Learn what you can do to protect funding for this program.
Students & Communities
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 7, 2018
Five after-school sports programs for underserved youth and the Teach For America alumni behind them.
Inside TFA
By The TFA Editorial Team
March 6, 2018
Research shows TFA teachers are playing an essential role and making meaningful progress in communities around the country.

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